I am going to do a month long detox. I am going to do yoga. Go swimming. Walk at least one hour every day. Stop drinking coffee. Do a juice cleanse. No gluten. No sugar. No dairy. No meat. No caffeine (like NONE). Seriously I think I was in a we-sold-our-house-and-have-no-where-to-live-false-sense-of-security-frame-of-mind. When I look at that I think Emmy … what on earth were you thinking? Not only did I say I was going to do all that … I went and freaking published it on Instagram for the whole world (ahem 3K+) people to see. Like seriously? Only one word for this type of thinking. CRAY. (Yes I am aware that isn’t actually a word).
I love love love a creamy cup of chai with loads of honey on a chilly winters day, but we’re trying to avoid unfermented dairy in our house at the moment, for a few reasons, so nut mylk is where it’s at!
I love nothing more than discovering recipes that are as easy as one, two, three EAT! Life is so hectic at the moment for us; I’m working three nights a week and my hubby is working 6 days; so being organised especially when it comes to dinner time is really important. We’ve been experimenting with different recipes and our mantra is cook once, feed twice! It has halved our cooking time and having leftovers means we have lunch the next day or dinner the following night. One recipe, which I came across and have fallen in love with, is Donna Hay’s No-Peel Roasted Pumpkin Soup Recipe.
Guest post by Ciara
I just love buying fruit and vegetables when they are in season, they taste fantastic – fresh and full of flavour and the price is always great. Last weekend I picked up a whole pumpkin from my local fruit and vegetable market, at 49c a kilo – I couldn’t say no! I had a recipe in mind for dinner that needed about a kilo of pumpkin so I figured I could use the rest in salads, scones or muffins. Pumpkin is so delicious and it lends itself to both savoury and sweet recipes.
Warm up your body and soul with this super easy and delicious roast vegetable soup. It’s my absolute favourite and my go-to on cool autumnal / wintery days.
A few weeks ago Hubby and I were struck down by a nasty parasite and on the first week of our holidays too! It was seriously shitty; all puns intended. After a few short stints in hospital to get fluids and days without eating; we slowly started to gain our strength and appetite back.